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Information about Custom Cut Tolerances

A Little Tolerance, Please

When you specify dimensions for a custom cut, we will cut your material to that size, with a tolerance of +/- 1/16".  This means if you order, say, a custom cut piece of angle 27" long, any size between 26 15/16" and 27 1/16" is within tolerance.

Dead Nuts

Do you need or a minimum or maximum size? If you need your material to have a tolerance of - 0", add 1/16" to the specified dimension to make sure your piece isn't too small.  If you need your material to have a tolerance of + 0", subtract 1/16" from the specified dimension to make sure your piece isn't too large.  Either way you will have enough material to make the final piece "dead nuts."

Can't You Get It Any Closer?

Yes, we can, but it sometimes costs more.  We have laser, waterjet, high definition plasma, vertical router, and other ways to get extremely precise cuts.  In some cases, we can offer tolerances of +/- .005".  Give us a call at 812.429.1634 if you need these types of tolerances, and we can talk about options.

- Andy Hubbard